The Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology / Edition 1

The Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology / Edition 1

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by Ron Sun
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521674107

ISBN-13: 9780521674102

Pub. Date: 03/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a definitive reference source for the growing, increasingly important, and interdisciplinary field of computational cognitive modeling, that is, computational psychology. It combines breadth of coverage with definitive statements by leading scientists in this field. Research in computational cognitive modeling (or, simply, computational psychology)

Overview

This book is a definitive reference source for the growing, increasingly important, and interdisciplinary field of computational cognitive modeling, that is, computational psychology. It combines breadth of coverage with definitive statements by leading scientists in this field. Research in computational cognitive modeling (or, simply, computational psychology) explores the essence of cognition and various cognitive functionalities through developing detailed, process-based understanding by specifying computational mechanisms, structures, and processes. Given the complexity of the human mind and its manifestation in behavioral flexibility, process-based computational models may be necessary to explicate and elucidate the intricate details of the mind. The key to understanding cognitive processes is often in fine details. Computational models provide algorithmic specificity: detailed, exactly specified, and carefully thought-out steps, arranged in precise yet flexible sequences. These models provide both conceptual clarity and precision at the same time. This book substantiates this approach through overviews and many examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521674102
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Series:
Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
List of Contributors     ix
Introduction     1
Introduction to Computational Cognitive Modeling   Ron Sun     3
Cognitive Modeling Paradigms     21
Connectionist Models of Cognition   Michael S. C. Thomas   James L. McClelland     23
Bayesian Models of Cognition   Thomas L. Griffiths   Charles Kemp   Joshua B. Tenenbaum     59
Dynamical Systems Approaches to Cognition   Gregor Schoner     101
Declarative/Logic-Based Cognitive Modeling   Selmer Bringsjord     127
Constraints in Cognitive Architectures   Niels A. Taatgen   John R. Anderson     170
Computational Modeling of Various Cognitive Functionalities and Domains     187
Computational Models of Episodic Memory   Kenneth A. Norman   Greg Detre   Sean M. Polyn     189
Computational Models of Semantic Memory   Timothy T. Rogers     226
Models of Categorization   John K. Kruschke     267
Micro-Process Models of Decision Making   Jerome R. Busemeyer   Joseph G. Johnson     302
Models of Inductive Reasoning   Evan Heit     322
Mental Logic, Mental Models, and Simulations of Human Deductive Reasoning   Philip N. Johnson-Laird   Yingrui Yang     339
Computational Models of Skill Acquisition   Stellan Ohlsson     359
Computational Models of Implicit Learning   Axel Cleeremans   Zoltan Dienes     396
Computational Models of Attention and Cognitive Control   Nicola De Pisapia   Grega Repovs   Todd S. Braver     422
Computational Models of Developmental Psychology   Thomas R. Schultz   Sylvain Sirois     451
Computational Models of Psycholinguistics   Nick Chater   Morten H. Christiansen     477
Computational Models in Personality and Social Psychology   Stephen J. Read   Brian M. Monroe     505
Cognitive Social Simulation   Ron Sun     530
Models of Scientific Explanation   Paul Thagard   Abninder Litt     549
Cognitive Modeling for Cognitive Engineering   Wayne D. Gray     565
Models of Animal Learning and Their Relations to Human Learning   Francisco J. Lopez   David R. Shanks     589
Computational Modeling of Visual Information Processing   Pawan Sinha   Benjamin J. Balas      612
Models of Motor Control   Ferdinando A. Mussa-Ivaldi   Sara A. Solla     635
Concluding Remarks     665
An Evaluation of Computational Modeling in Cognitive Science   Margaret A. Boden     667
Putting the Pieces Together Again   Aaron Sloman     684
Index     711

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